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  1. Protector vows to defend case

    Date: 16 Jul 2019
    THE Public Protector has again said that she would defend the case against her office, while former South African Revenue Services (Sars) deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay has revealed that he passed his matric in 1970, following claims in the Public Protector’s report that he had secured a plum job at the revenue services w... See full details

  2. Abalone worth R28m confiscated in W Cape

    Date: 16 Jul 2019
    ENVIRONMENTAL Affairs Minister Barbara Creecy has said her department has confiscated R28-million worth of abalone, with equipment associated with poaching amounting to R5m, in the Western Cape coastal area during the 2018-19 financial year. Creecy gave this written response to a parliamentary question from the IFP&rsquo... See full details

  3. 13 437 foreigners behind bars in SA

    Date: 16 Jul 2019
    THERE were a total of 13 437 foreign nationals languishing in South African prisons, Justice Minister Ronald Lamola said yesterday.In a written response to a parliamentary question from the IFP’s Liezl van der Merwe, Lamola said yesterday that there were 2 052 undocumented illegal immigrants incarcerated in the country&rsq... See full details

  4. Pauw wrote ‘Stratcom’ report due to ‘close relationship’ with Gordhan – EFF

    Date: 15 Jul 2019
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Screen-Shot-2018-11-26-at-12.43.06-1-623x418.png" alt="EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi on Morning Live sp... See full details

  5. ZUMA FACES JUDGE ZONDO

    Date: 15 Jul 2019
    Over 20 000 of ex-president&rsquo;s supporters expected at the hearing AS FORMER President Jacob Zuma takes the stand today to respond to a raft of serious allegations levelled against him for the first time, some of his supporters are hoping to throw a spanner in the works. The Star understands that a group of... See full details

  6. Black health practitioners lose fight against medical schemes

    Date: 15 Jul 2019
    BLACK and Indian health practitioners have been dealt a blow in their war against 19 medical aid schemes accused of running &ldquo;Vlakplaas&rdquo; operations to destroy black professionals. According to health journal Medical Brief, the National Health Care Professionals Association (NHCPA) lost its legal bid last week to get companies repr... See full details

  7. Fund CEO arrested as investors’ R100m goes missing

    Date: 15 Jul 2019
    AN INVESTIGATION into a crashed Johannesburg Ponzi scheme is expected to put money lost by its affluent investors at more than R100 million. Thomas Stringfellow, a financial advisor and Stringfellow group chief executive, handed himself over to the police in Honeydew on Thursday as the net closed in on him. Strin... See full details

  8. EFF man mowed down in his bedroom during dawn

    Date: 15 Jul 2019
    A FRIEND of murdered EFF member Xolani Jack, 35, who was shot dead in the early hours of yesterday, said the crime scene suggested that his assailants came with one intention &ndash; to kill him. Asanda Sokhanyile was one of the first people to enter Jack&rsquo;s room shortly after he was shot multiple times at Tembani Flats in Khayelitsha a... See full details

  9. Actor in court for extortion, kidnapping

    Date: 15 Jul 2019
    A WELL-KNOWN South African actor will be appearing in the Booysens Magistrate&rsquo;s Court today. He is set to face seven charges, including impersonating police, kidnapping and extortion, along with two accomplices. The actor and his two accomplices were arrested by a Hawks operation at Southgate Mall in Joburg... See full details

  10. Probe into irregularities at Sobukwe, Biko graves

    Date: 15 Jul 2019
    Ramaphosa orders wide-ranging scrutiny of government entities for maladministration REFURBISHMENTS made to the graves of Struggle icons Robert Sobukwe and Steve Biko are among a host of irregularities set to be investigated by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU). This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa authorised the SIU to pro... See full details

  11. DA’s unbundling of Eskom bill

    Date: 15 Jul 2019
    THE DA is pushing ahead with its so-called Private Member&rsquo;s Bill aimed at splitting the power utility Eskom into two entities: responsible for power production and power distribution. The DA&rsquo;s Natasha Mazzone published a notice in the Government Gazette on Friday, showing the intention by the party to introdu... See full details

  12. Zuma’s time to be grilled

    Date: 13 Jul 2019
    Opinion divided on what he will reveal ON MONDAY the man fingered in testimony by senior government officials and ministers is set to appear at the Zondo commission and, while Jacob Zuma is likely to claim it is all a political plot, he could be in for a tough time. In the 130 days of the commission, Deputy Chi... See full details

  13. Firearm amnesty considered

    Date: 13 Jul 2019
    THE proliferation of illegal weapons that are in the hands of criminals has Police Minister Bheki Cele so concerned that he is considering a firearms amnesty period. &ldquo;Due to the proliferation of illegal firearms, which are a major contributor to crime levels, we are in a process to approach the Cabinet to consider a firearm amnesty per... See full details

  14. Residents hit by wave of murder

    Date: 13 Jul 2019
    SAMUEL Mabena&rsquo;s* sister-in-law was shot in the eye for her phone while she was having a braai with her children on Freedom Day. Rachel Ncube* was shot in the abdomen while trying to protect her baby in her arms. Her husband was killed in the attack, and she spent weeks in hospital. These are just two incide... See full details

  15. Who is to blame for oblivion?

    Date: 13 Jul 2019
    LAST weekend, the Cape Flats endured one of its bloodiest weekends when 13 people were murdered in 72 hours. The bloodshed began on Friday night when six women were gunned down in Philippi East. On Saturday, two more people were killed in Hanover Park. Later that night, it was confirmed that five more people had been murdered in a Ph... See full details

  16. Accountant grilled over ‘dodgy’ deal

    Date: 13 Jul 2019
    DEPUTY Chief Justice Raymond Zondo yesterday grilled a Joburg chartered accountant whose company facilitated the movement of a R10 million payment from an allegedly dodgy South African Express deal for the stateowned airline&rsquo;s former executive. Vivien Natesen, sole director and shareholder of Neo Solutions, told the commission of inquiry probing allegations of state capture that f... See full details

  17. PIC probe: commission set to report in 2 weeks

    Date: 13 Jul 2019
    IN TWO weeks, the Commission of Inquiry into alleged wrongdoing at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is expected to submit a report to President Cyril Ramaphosa outlining its recommendations. However, it seems time is running out for the commission. It was appointed in October to delve into financial misman... See full details

  18. SANDF goes to the Cape Flats… but when will their work start?

    Date: 13 Jul 2019
    While the authorisation for a battalion has been granted, what a minister of police wants, a minister of police does not always immediately get. The South African National Defence Force is expected to return to the Western Cape in force following Police Minister Bheki Cele&rsquo;s bombshell that he and Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapi... See full details

  19. Is self-confessed liar Bruce Koloane being recalled as ambassador?

    Date: 13 Jul 2019
    Former Head of State Protocol Ambassador Bruce Koloane is pictured at the Commission of Inquiry... See full details

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